Emergency Dental Services Corpus Christi

How To Schedule an Emergency Dental Appointment?

Do you know what to do if you’re faced with a dental emergency? Who would you call?

We take emergency cases very seriously, and we’ll get you scheduled ASAP!

If you have an urgent dental emergency, call us at 361-992-7631 or visit our Corpus Christi dental office right now.

(!) IMPORTANT NOTE (!)

If your dental emergency is after our normal working hours or your emergency occurs on the weekend, and you feel you are facing a life-threatening medical emergency, please seek immediate medical attention. Pick up your phone and dial 9-1-1 right now for direct emergency medical assistance or visit a local emergency room or care facility.

3 Ways YOU Can Prepare for a Dental Emergency

Emergency situations usually come as a surprise, and they’re often unavoidable. It’s important to prepare for the worst so you can best protect yourself and your family in a time of crisis.

  • Research dentists in your area that provide emergency dental services.
  • Store all emergency contact numbers in a safe, accessible place.
  • Keep a first aid kit and emergency medical supplies at home.

Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with a dental emergency. They are often painful, unpleasant and downright frightening.

But, in the event you or someone you know suffers from dental tooth trauma, you should know what to do when the unexpected happens.

What to Do When a Dental Emergency Happens?

  • Don’t panic, and try to remain calm.
  • Act quickly – call your dental professional right away.
  • If you are bleeding, apply pressure to your wound.
  • Try and avoid taking painkillers until you see your dentist.
  • Nurse the affected area the best you can until your visit.

Did you know? Teeth and gum-related injuries can cause severe infections and other health complications. Don’t wait to schedule your emergency dental appointment!

Whether you’re suffering from trauma or a toothache, the dental professionals at Derek Chang’s Family Dentistry are here to serve you and walk you step-by-step through your crisis.

After your appointment with Dr. Chang’s Family Dentistry, you will:

  • Begin to feel relief from your teeth or gum-related pain.
  • Know what to do if you’re faced with another dental emergency.
  • Gain the peace of mind knowing the proper treatment plan for your injury.
  • Rest easy knowing the dental professionals at our office have your best interests at heart.

We can help relieve your pain resulting from:

  • Root canal complications
  • Emergency toothaches
  • Cracked tooth/teeth
  • Swollen Jaw
  • Sore Gums
  • Other dental trauma

And much more!

How would you rate your pain?

If pain becomes intolerable, allow our dental emergency experts to help you.  If you rate your pain a 6 or higher on a scale from 1-10, we highly recommend you seek professional dental care immediately.

In the meantime, here’s what YOU can to do to relieve your pain…

Emergency Toothache Relief

Whether it’s from decay, infection, or trauma, a toothache is never pleasant.

Here’s what could be causing your toothache:

  • Lodged debris under the gum line
  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Lost filling or crown
  • Infection

And more!

If your dental pain becomes unmanageable (meaning it exceeds a 6 on a scale from 1-10), apply ice to the area and give us a call immediately at 361-992-7631.

Swollen Jaw Relief

Are you experiencing excruciating pain and swelling in your jaw?

Above all, be sure to reduce movement to a minimum. If possible, refrain from moving your jaw at all. You can keep it in place by wrapping a towel or necktie around the top of your head. To reduce swelling, apply a cold pack to the affected area.

Cracked Tooth

Did you know a cracked tooth is one of the more common dental emergencies?

Though common, it’s certainly disconcerting when you experience a cracked tooth. The good news is that, with the help of a dental professional, you may be able to reattach the broken or chipped pieces. So, if you lose part of your tooth, be sure to save it and keep it hydrated.

Here’s how you can preserve your cracked tooth:

  • Wash it thoroughly.
  • Store it in a small covered container.
  • Fill the container with milk or a tooth preservation product.
  • Don’t wait – visit your trusted dental professional right away!

Did you know you can preserve the broken piece of tooth in your mouth, storing it between your cheek and gums until you see your dentist?

Dental Trauma

If you lose a permanent tooth, follow the preservation steps in the section above. The most important thing to do is keep your tooth moist by storing it in milk or saliva. Then, get to the dentist or urgent care center ASAP. It’s best to get your tooth re-planted within an hour of the incident.
If your tooth is pushed out of place, it’s always best to receive dental care as soon as possible to have the tooth repositioned and splinted.

Lost/Loose Tooth Fillings

If you’ve lost a piece of filling, try and place it in a safe place so you can provide it to your dentist for your emergency visit. To make your mouth more comfortable, temporarily fill the hole in your tooth with wax from a drug store. Do not use any adhesive or construction materials to fill the hole.

Sore Gums

Sore gums can be the sign of something much worse, which is why it’s critical you visit us as soon as possible. Inflamed gums can be a sign of an infection that formed in the gum tissue or root of the tooth. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm water for relief.

Root Canal Therapy

If you think something is wrong following a root canal, please call us immediately.

Urgent Orthodontic Repair

If any orthodontist-placed equipment in your mouth is out of place or causing pain through ill-applied equipment or poking wires, be sure to set up an appointment with your orthodontist.

If any pieces of equipment are inhaled, please visit a hospital immediately. If any items are swallowed, call us first, and we’ll consult the orthodontist about your options.

Schedule Your Urgent Dental Care Appointment Today

If you think you are in need of emergency dental care, please schedule your dental appointment with us right now 361-992-7631 or visit our office and we will work to fit you into the schedule.